"I still think to this day that Larry is in love with Shawn's sister," the New York Post quoted Penate, as telling In Touch mag. Penate, 31, says he and Southwick, 50, started having sex two-and-a-half weeks after they met in 2007, when he was the baseball coach for the pair's sons, Chance, 11, and Cannon, 9.
He said: "We had sex in Larry's bed -- a lot. "I had sex with Shawn while Larry was on TV. Our sex life was real good." According to Penate, Southwick wanted to get pregnant with his child. He said: "She was trying to fertilize her eggs to do that."
Penate claims Southwick showered him with gifts, including a BMW 7 Series, and even paid his rent. Moreover, Southwick asked King to co-sign the lease for Penate's Studio City, Calif., apartment, says Penate. Penate said: "She controlled him."He just sat there and signed it."
Penate says King didn't mind his affair with Southwick as the telly host was romancing her sister, Engemann, 45. Penate said: "He told me one time, "Have you ever seen Shannon?" After I said that I had never met her, he said, "Oh, oh -- she's really gorgeous!"
However, Southwick has earlier rubbished all reports of an affair with Penate, and Engemann has denied having an affair with King. King's rep has kept mum over the issue.